Encyclopedia Astronautica

Credit: © Mark Wade
Location used for release and launch of balloon-launched Kappa sounding rockets in 1961.

Location: Honshu.
Longitude: 141.3694 deg.
Latitude: 40.7034 deg.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Kappa The Kappa series represented Japan's first large post-war indigenously-developed sounding rockets. They led eventually to the Lambda and Mu solid rocket satellite launchers. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Kappa 4 Japanese sounding rocket. Two stage vehicle consisting of 1 x Kappa 4 Booster + 1 x Kappa 4 More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ISAS Japanese agency overseeing development of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan. More...

  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Obachi Chronology

1961 June 18 - . 04:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Obachi. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 4. LV Configuration: Kappa 4 K-4-2.
  • Sigma 4 Rockoon Chemical release mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi).

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